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CSPAN
Sep 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
states senate. mr. cardin: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from maryland. mr. cardin: i want to thank senator gillibrand for bringing this moment to the attention of the united states senate and the american people and thank senator rubio, senator durbin for being here. it's hard to believe it's been 40 years. it's hard to believe it's been 40 years since that tragic event in which terrorists had the attention of the world in the olympics at munich. and it's hard to believe over the last 40 years we've experienced so much of the violence from extremists and terrorists, tomorrow we will commemorate the 11th anniversary of the attack on our own country, and we recognize that the only way that we can stand up to this type of extremism is to never forthe get. -- forget and dere-dedicate ourselves to do everything we can to root out extremists, to root out terrorists and to never forget the consequences of their actions. so i want thank senator gillibrand and senator rubio for the resolution that we passed in this congress, to let those who were victimized 40 years
CSPAN
Sep 19, 2012 5:00pm EDT
call the roll. quorum call: quorum call: quorum call: a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from maine. ms. collins: thank you, mr. president. i would ask unanimous consent that proceedings under the call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. ms. collins: mr. president, earlier today i voted against invoking cloture on the motion to proceed to a six-month spending bill, a stopgap measure. and i want to explain to my colleagues and my constituents why i voted that way. i am deeply disappointed that the senate has been unable to complete the annual appropriations bills on time before the start of the new fiscal year. this is a failure that only reinforces the public's perception of gridlock in washington. mr. president, it's not as if the start of a fiscal year is a surprise to members of this body. it happens every year on october 1. we know that the spending authority is going to run out and we know that one of the most important responsibilities of the congress is to pass the appropriations bills. well, the house of representative
CSPAN
Sep 13, 2012 12:00pm EDT
president? the presiding officer: the senator from washington. mrs. murray: i ask unanimous consent to speak as if in morning business. the presiding officer: without objection. mrs. murray: thank you. madam president, today marks 18 years -- the presiding officer: i'm sorry. the senate is in a quorum call. mrs. murray: madam president, i ask unanimous consent to call off the quorum. the presiding officer: without objection. mrs. murray: thank you. madam president, today marks 18 years to the day since president clinton signed the violence against women act into law, and since that day, this law has protected countless women across the country, as seen most directly by the fact that annual rates of domestic violence have dropped by more than 60%. today also marks a far more solemn day in history. today is also the 139th day of delay by the house of representatives since the senate passed an inclusive, bipartisan voaa bill. it marks 139 days since house republicans decided not to follow suit and instead pass a version of our legislation that stripped vital protections included in our
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2012 11:00pm EDT
, listen to that and remember when you hear the plethora of senators who will come to the floor and say that not one penny of foreign aid should ever be cut ever. not one penny of aid they argue, should have conditioned placed on it. the amendment that i will offer today places conditions on foreign aid. but it places conditions that have to pass the senate. not that can be rubber stamped by hillary clinton. hillary clinton thinks human rights are going fine in egypt. she rubber stamped and said give them a billion. a couple of months ago. no human rights abuses in egypt. she also approved an extra billion for pakistan a month ago. we can't rely on the purse strings to be transferred particularly to this administration but even to any administration republican or democrat. the purse strings are to remain were intended to remain and the constitution says, are to remain in the legislature. this is a real problem. so my legislation makes it come back and we have to vote on it here that they are in compliance. that there are no human rights violations that egypt is not stealing the money an
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2012 10:00am EDT
trillion. well, the senate would have been marking that up to $10.47. we would have been automatically in disagreement with all of the bills. but we have gone ahead and passed through the committee bills, and seven of them on the floor of the house. in the meantime, the senate was saying, we were not going to youzhny of -- use any of those bills, so we had no one to negotiate with. so consequently, we came to the point where we had to pass something to keep the government open after september 30 fiscal year end, thus the c.r. >> was there an intention to change the number on the b.c.a.? my understanding was we were ready to move ahead with the b.c.a. number and it might have been passed. >> it would have been easier, i will say that. the democrats in the house, likewise, were committed to the $10.47 trillion number, so it made package in the house more difficult to go with the lower number. and it is conceiveable that if we had been able to pass our bill at $10.47, it would have made conferencing with the senate a lot easier. however, the senate was not going to help anyway, so it was
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the presiding officer: the senator from utah. mr. hatch: i ask that the quorum callening be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. hatch: i rise today to speak to an issue that threatens the very viability of the united states senate. last july the obama administration used the flimsiest of arguments, granted themselves the authority to waive federal welfare work requirements. and whether or not what they, the obama administration intends to accomplish with these waivers is good welfare policy has been the subject of robust debate. i'm not here to argue the merits or lack thereof of the underlying welfare policy goals of the obama administration. what i am here to do is to make a plea to my fellow senators, as senators we simply cannot let this action stand. if we fail to stand together as senators in defense of our constitutional duty to be the ones to draft legislation, we might as well pack up our bags and go home, because we will have opened the door for this administration and future administrations to unilaterally decide they can waive precedent,
MSNBC
Sep 21, 2012 12:00am EDT
said were dead who aren't dead. all right. the massachusetts senate race debate, elizabeth warren, scott brown tonight, was a bit of a hootinanny. we have barney frank with us ahead on that. [ male announcer ] this is anna, her long day teaching the perfect swing begins with back pain and a choice. take advil, and maybe have to take up to four in a day. or take aleve, which can relieve pain all day with just two pills. good eye. [ male announcer ] if you think all batteries are the same... consider this: when the unexpected happens, there's one brand of battery more emergency workers trust in their maglites: duracell. one reason: duralock power preserve. it locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. guaranteed. so, whether it's 10 years' of life's sunny days... or... the occasional stormy one... trust goes a long way. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. >>> even not the focus on politics now is on the presidential race to see who will get to win the executive branch part of the federal government, while that contest is in full flower we still do have a federal governmen
CSPAN
Sep 13, 2012 9:00am EDT
some of the most important planetary science we have ahead of us. >> senator hutchison and i might say that senator hutchison was key as we have worked through the design of the nasa authorization bill to make the system evolvable so that it starts out what we have, the funds in the capability for now but it can grow to whatever the needs of the mission are. >> well thank you. that was certainly a joint effort and the purpose was to have the technology and the shuttle that is going to go to the space station that would be transferable to the launch vehicle with orion so that we maximize efficiency with our taxpayer dollars and that is what we have worked very hard to usher that nasa will do. when we talk about the importance of of the robots and how exciting curiosity is, nevertheless curiosity can come back with the samples. is that only going to be able to be done when we can put humans there that can return, or are we looking at another technology gates that would be an interim of trying to get the robot down and bring samples back? >> samples can be conducted robotically -- and
CSPAN
Sep 19, 2012 9:00am EDT
. the senate recently passed a bill which includes a number of sanctions. it a full scale clean audit is achieved by september 2017, in 1 sanction requires essentially the moving of jurisdiction from defense, the defense finance and accounting service, to the treasury. i wanted to get your perspective on that, ttp that you avoid that, or if he did get to that point, what's your perspective be on the transfer of that from defense to treasury? >> well, i think that transfer would be a bad idea. i think the goal of senator coburn has and his cosponsors, oversight role for me, as a to provide oversight over defense, will have the opposite effect. it will increase the workload i believe because company, they are a day to day accounting for. we need them working for the department of defense. let me step back and comment on the pentagon act just brief and more broadly. we support the goals in that act. to get to audit readiness, you've heard us all say that. and we think we have a system of accountability. we are concerned about a number of sanctions that are in there. you mentioned one. there
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2012 12:00pm EDT
senate. those of you that were looking for the rest of the house committee hearing to the charges against representative maxine waters, we will have that when it resumes live on the website online at cspan.org. right now votes on the floor of the house that has caused the recess in that hearing. we take you live now to the floor of the senate where we expect senators to continue to debate on a six month federal spending. live coverage now here on c-span2. the presiding officer: the senate will come to order. the chaplain, dr. barry black, will lead the senate in prayer. the chaplain: let us pray. almighty and everlasting god, we praise your name for all those who answer the call to serve you and country. we confess that we often pay honor to people who labored for liberty long ago, but we sometimes neglect to appreciate those who sacrifice for freedom today. forgive us when we resist those in our own time and in our own associations, who, for our own good and for the good of the nation, challenge our rigid ideas of thought and patterns of action. make our lawmakers, this day, open
CSPAN
Sep 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. president? the presiding officer: the senator from kansas. more mr. presidentmr. moran: thr concepts that we discuss in the nation's capital have real consequences on everyday americans. i spoke to a rotary club in kansas and the local c.p.a. is in the audience and we go to questions and answers. he says, i just have a simple question, an easy question for you. this is a softball. what's the estate tax rate going to be next year in it's embarrassing not to be able to answer the simple questions about what is going to happen in people's lives. people are having to make decisions. that certified public accountant, that lawyer, that financial planner needs to be able to explain to that farmer in kansas, to that raunch, that small business owner what the tax code is going to look like. we're facing a point in time in which we have no opportunity to tell somebody what the tax code is going to be in three months. that's impaithat's embarrassing. when people ask me what's necessary for us to get washington, d.c., to solve the country's proficiency the answer is we desperately need leadershi
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2012 9:00am EDT
9/11 remembrance ceremony at this point to go live to the u.s. senate. a quick reminder you can continue watching live coverage on line at c-span.org. the u.s. senate u.s. senate as about to gavel in for the day. lawmakers are expected to consider a bill dealing with training for veterans looking for civilian jobs but also give veterans referential treatment. at 12:30 eastern they will recess for weekly party lunches lunches and when they returned they will hold a procedural vote on the veterans jobs bill. live coverage now of the u.s.d e senate here on c-span2. the chaplain: let us pray. eternal god, the source of our being, on this 11th anniversary of september, we pause to remember how you sustain us even through life's tragedies. recalling the deaths and injuries, the heroism and the patriotism, it's easy for us to be thankful for your presence and power. continue to guide this land we love on the labyrinthine path to greatness, protecting it from dangers seen and unseen, as you heal its doubts and divisions. use our senators for your glory as our nation seeks to truly be th
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
issues. "washington journal" is next. >> if you've got cable tv and you turn on the senate, a lot of people across america are calling into the cable channel providers and asking for a refund. why do we have this channel and when nothing happens except an occasional mention of a senator's name during a quorum call? 382 filibusters on the republican side. 382 delays in the senate. host: from the senate floor, dick durbin of illinois and. that's how the day began yesterday. democrats and republicans pointing fingers on congressional gridlock. good morning, it's friday, september 21. house convenes in two hours in what's likely to be the final day for lawmakers before the november election. senate is back in session today. the new "new york times is calling this congress the least productive in a generation. that's where we begin today with your calls and comments. join the conversation on this friday morning. you can send us an e-mail or join us online at twitter or join us on facebook. let's go to the new york times piece that call this congressional session the least successful in a
CSPAN
Sep 20, 2012 9:00am EDT
section that maybe has different handwriting. do you have people -- >> senator, i can assure you the scooter store is not prefilling paperwork. we don't fill out any paperwork. because there is not an objective standard system that's been created for a complex, as testified by the good doctor from illinois, this is a complicated exam with complicated criteria. most doctors do this one to three times a year. if there was a process set up by cms or the carriers that allowed everyone to work off the same playbook, it would be easier for the doctors to do the exams and provide the information that they need so what happens is a lot of paperwork comes back, and when we look at it, it's not that the patient doesn't need it, but that the doctor didn't document appropriately. that's been said throughout the whole panel and what ms. taylor testified for. we go back to the doctor and say, look, you didn't document this enough. go back and either re-document, but we're not filling out the paperwork or writing what the doctor says. if his nurse writes something, and he signs it, it doesn't have
CSPAN
Sep 23, 2012 9:20pm EDT
but the government does not -- >> senator has gone -- >> thank you. my point is matter of relevant. the question i asked, is whether we've made representation to the british government by metropolitan police. that's a yes or no question minister. >> there's no point of order. the minister is answering the question and the minister has one minute and five seconds. today there are 62 representations made by the australian government. now, according to a advice i got from the department, no australian received more attention in a comparable space of time in terms of representation than mr. assange. this includes representations on his behalf to obtain insurances of due pross and future legal proceedings. >> that was the highlight of the latest sitting the australian parliament. see you next time. >> see the first of the presidential debates wednesday october 3rd live on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. next a debate with candidates for the u.s. senate in missouri. then ann romney campaigns in milwaukee at 11:00 p.m., "q&a" with former t.a.r.p. inspector general neil barofsky. tomo
Current
Sep 20, 2012 5:00pm PDT
government handouts. meanwhile, the president's rise in the polls could boost senate democrats and maybe just maybe bring an end to gridlock in congress. starting with the fallout from the video, according to the latest reuters poll, better than 40% of registered voters have a less favorable view of romney after viewing the video. meanwhile 26% opinions improved. 30% said it made no difference whatsoever. with the video driving numbers down romney sounded contrite at a univision forum last night. >> romney: my campaign is about the 100%. >> obama: when you express an attitude that half the country considers itself victims. that somehow they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. >> eliot: univision's anchors pressed both and candidates on immigration. romney stuck to promising comprehensive change while hammering the president for failing to achieve his own comprehensive reform. >> romney: i'm not going to be rounding people out and deporting them out of the country. we'll put in place and a permanent solution and when i'm presiden
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2012 9:00pm EDT
federal government right now and they're doing stuff. congress is in session. the house and senate in session. today in the senate something weird happened. what's going on in the tape is democratic senator al franken is on the senate floor giving a speech about jobs and the economy. see he's got the bikini graph there, the jobs graph. while al franken is mid-sentence he gets interrupted, stopped in his tracks and everything in the senate comes to a halt. it was a very strange moment. watch this. >> now, second, you could ask economists, most reputable economists including -- >> would my friend yield? >> certainly. >> majority leader. >> mr. president, madam president, i'm so sorry. we'll have no more votes today. no more votes today. it's obvious to me what's going on, i've been to more than one of these rodeos. there's a stall going on. he can't use the senate as an excuse. there will be no more votes today. >> the senator from minnesota. >> thank you. that is -- that is too bad. >> that's too bad. turns out to be too bad for somebody other than al franken. that story is coming up.
MSNBC
Sep 21, 2012 1:00am PDT
wrong on the list of people they said were dead who aren't dead. all right. the massachusetts senate race debate, elizabeth warren, scott brown tonight, was a bit of a hootinanny. we have barney frank with us ahead on that. [ male announcer ] if you stash tissues like a squirrel stashes nuts, you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec® liquid gels. nothing starts working faster than zyrtec® at relieving your allergy symptoms for 24 hours. zyrtec®. love the air. >>> even not the focus on politics now is on the presidential race to see who will get to win the executive branch part of the federal government, while that contest is in full flower we still do have a federal government right now and they're doing stuff. congress is in session. the house and senate in session. today in the senate something weird happened. what's going on in the tape is democratic senator al franken is on the senate floor giving a speech about jobs and the economy. see he's got the bikini graph there, the jobs graph. while al franken is mid-sentence he gets interrupted, stopped in his tracks and eve
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2012 12:00pm EDT
quorum call: mr. nelson: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from florida. mr. nelson: i ask consent we can lift the quorum call. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. nelson: mr. president, i want to go ahead on this veterans job corps bill. i had anticipated that i would be speaking after the chairman of the committee, senator murr murray, but i'll take the liberty of going ahead and then with her comments coming as the chairman of the committee, which would normally it be the reverse. and i thank senator murray for her leadership in all of these veterans' issues, but particularly the issue of unemployment among veterans when they come home from the war, and especially among veterans that are age 24 and less, the unemployment figure is even higher. now, it's, i think, appropriate on this particular day, september 11, 11 years ago today the fact that those terroristsjl airliners, causing the crash at the world trade center, at the pentagon, and in a field in pennsylvania. what was happening also that morning with a that police officers -- was that police offic
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2012 6:00am EDT
boston. >> good evening, and welcome to the massachusetts senate debate. we are welcoming our listeners onwbz radio -- on wbz radio 1040. welcome to the candidates. they are scott brown, the incumbent elected to the senate in 2010. and the challenger, elizabeth warren, a professor at harvard law school. before we began, a brief bit of information about our format. we will have an open. of rebuttal and debate period -- period of rebuttal and debate. the hard and fast rules, no talking over each other and no interrupting. by prior arrangement, mr. brown, you will take the first question. before we get into the policy issues that will dominate this debate, let's give something out of the way. at times during this race, each of your campaign has appeared to question the character of your opponent. opponentoet's -- your 's character an issue in this debate? >> first, i would like to thank professor warren for coming out. i would like to think the viewers. i have been a center for two and a half years. being a center has been the greatest honor i have ever had. what you are referring to is th
CSPAN
Sep 19, 2012 12:00pm EDT
working on veterans' issues here in the senate, i have seen veterans' issues rise above politics time and again even when it seemed our backs were against the wall. i have seen democrats and republicans come together, and they've done so because there is one group of americans that doesn't care about the calendar or how days we are out from an election, and that is our unemployed veterans. what they care about is finding work in their communities, finding the work that gives them the self-esteem that they need today and finding work that helps them provide for their loved ones. mr. president, we can do that today. i urge my colleagues to join with us in waiving this point of order, to join with us in telling our veterans that we are not done investing in their care and benefits, not by a long shot. join with us in moving forward with a bill that is paid for, that will not add to our deficit and that should not be killed by procedural games. join with us in putting veterans above political obstruction and back to work. thank you, mr. president. i yield the floor. i yield back any time
CSPAN
Sep 20, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from north carolina is recognized. mrs. hagan: i ask unanimous consent i be permitted to speak up to 1015 minutes as if in morning business. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mrs. hagan: mr. president, 11 years have now passed since the attacks of september 11, that horrific day that forever changed the world. although we have killed osama bin laden, the fight against the al qaeda militants is not over. al qaeda remains a threat to america, and the brave men and women of our armed services are still fighting every day to protect our way of life. mr. president, i want us to honor and think about these men and women. there are over 77,000 u.s. service members deployed in afghanistan right now who remain in harm's way. these men and women willingly joined the military during a time of war. they want nothing more than to serve our country. they fight for our way of life so that we don't have to and so that our children and grandchildren will not have to. i'm going to highlight three servicem
CSPAN
Sep 12, 2012 9:00am EDT
frustrations as a senator is we right bills. we leave hard work to the bureaucracies. we don't know what we are doing. we don't have enough information. and because the philosophy goes one way or the other, what we ought to do is write specifically what we expect in to the laws. here is how he will do it. let the bureaucracy figured out. they don't follow congressional intent. they follow political intent of what the administration is directing what you are conservative or liberal. when trouble is because of the lazy congress, with political expediency, he didn't know whether the issue was enough to do it in the right way. i will never forget -- i had a conversation with an executive about productivity, how they try to get more with less every year. there was a certain senator in the room who never heard of the concept. [inaudible] >> be point being looked around at who our elected leaders are and ask yourself what their real world experience is outside of politics. it is easy to figure out how we got where we are today. when the goal is the next election everything you do, instead of to secure
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 5:05am EDT
senate to help rural newspapers and community newspapers that depend on the ptal service? >> like many of the things run by the government, the postal office is one of them that's very inefficient. i have a friend who works for the postal office as mail carriers. he gets four days straight, ten hours a day. every time he's needed, he gets more oveime. the federal government instead of hiring postal service, will prefer to pay double time or time in a half to one individual wasting more money instead of hiring more people and creating more jobs. i think that the postal service should cut cost if it wish to remain around. maybe increase the price of a stamp and i would be in favor of closing postal service on saturday. we are in a fiscal crises. we do need to make tough choices. if one of them is cutting back on some of the services, we can wait until monday to receive our mail. >> todd akin? >> well, let me say first of all, postal office is something that's constitutional. government suppose to be ing that. all of you have grown up knowing the postman. you he he's going to bring a
MSNBC
Sep 21, 2012 5:30am EDT
senate. new polling released this week shows just how tight this race is. the suffolk university survey has warren leading brown by 4 points, 48% to 44% but the boston mass poll has scott brown leading, 49-456789 right out of the gate the candidates were asked about their opponent's character and brown questioned warren's native american heritage. >> professor warren claimed she was a native american, a person of color and as you can see she's not. that being said, she checked the box and she had an opportunity actually to make a decision throughout her career. when she applied to penn and harvard she checked the box claiming she was a native american. i don't know whether, in fact, she got ahead as a result of that checking of the box. >> when i was growing up the these are the stories i knew about high heritage. i believed my mother and my father and my aunts and my uncles and i never asked anybody for any documentation. i don't know any kid who did. i did know this about my parents. my mother and dad loved each other very, very much and wanted to get married and my father's fa
PBS
Sep 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
and we're waiting for the senate majority leader harry reid. the white vote is not something the democrats can rely on. >> not at all. white male vote is important. i mean, you can't have a convention where you just speak to everybody but white males. i mean, the democrats only get 40% or 38% of the white male votes. they need that 38 or 40%. i mean it's just like the romney campaign is striving to get into the 30's or upper 30's in the latino votes hoping to make a dent. so the other side of that judy, the white male vote which the democrats have to get a percentage of. they can't write it off or somehow disregard it. >> ifill: we just heard just leaving the statement right now is the mayor of charlotte, anthony quinn of the host city but now we're going to go to the floor and listen to senate majority leader, harry reid of nevada.çç [crowd cheering] >> my name is harry reid. [crowd cheering] >> majority leader of the united states senate. i'm the senator from sensual --h light, nevada it's my pleasure to speak about barack obama a man who has brought character to the presid
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
of washington. that is the choice of two different americas. it seems to me what a senator should be doing is taking the common sense that you and i know that is here in missouri and taking that to washington instead of dragging all of this stuff from washington and dumping it on to the state of missouri and killing jobs, destroying the economy, and crushing the american dream. that is what this election is really about. it is not about words. it is about two different voting records that are the exact opposite. when you vote 98% of the time with obama and tell us you are a regular middle of the road, that takes a lot of guts. i have to give her credit for that. >> to what extent should the, still a matter? matter?ll >> i think he opened the view to how he thinks for missourians. they say a lot about how he views things, and that is where the need to pay attention. i believe a rape victim should be allowed to have emergency contraception in order to avoid pregnancy. todd akin does not. i believe his view is extreme and out of the mainstream for most missourians. he wants to abolis
Current
Sep 21, 2012 3:00am PDT
! here we go. what a crowd we've got today. senator sherrod brown from ohio. he's up in the polls in ohio. way up. and he'll be here to tell us all about it. rich galen a brave republican strategist coming in studio. very seldom do we invite anyone from the other side to come in today. we felt like beating up on rich galen today. new president of media matters for america will be along as well. but first... >> this is the "full court press." >> bill: dan says something about the nationals. >> i do. right here. >> bill: a statement. >> it is a statement. it is a prop for the first story. the baseball proceeds and picture is starting to take shape. playoff ball returning here to our nation's capital for the first time since 1933. the washington nationals beating the l.a. dodgers 4-1 here in d.c. last night to dpairpt a playoff spot. now the magic number is eight games to also clinch the division which gets them a stronger playoff spot. the cincinnati reds also headed to the -- >> how many games are left? >> two weeks. regular season ends october 3rd. playoffs start october 5th. >> all
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2012 6:00pm PDT
senator because she's native american. >> how do you think she handled the answer? i thought it was terrific. >> i mean, i think she has the moral high ground on this. if i were her, i would show more outrage. i think what she explained is sort of incontrovertible but he's trying to make it an issue. i find it remarkable. i don't understand why it's sort of not more of a scandal. >> from the clips i saw, she showed tremendous poise tonight. this was her first real debate on the big stage at this level in politics. rachel, thanks. >> thank, man. appreciate it. thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. i will confess to being slightly more allergic to reporting on new polls than the average person who works in cable news. generally i think that polls are made to seem more important than they are, most days. in terms of predictive value for elections that are sometimes really far away. right? far away in time. but at this point in the election, when we are less than 50 days out and the playing field has narrowed for the presidency, to few enough states that you do no
Comedy Central
Sep 20, 2012 11:00pm PDT
general population. luckily the senate today has taken up a bill that would help get jobs for the over 700,000 veterans currently out of work. >> on capitol hill legislation aimed at putting the nation's veterans back to work has been blocked in the senate. >> jon: oh, right, i forgot. it's time for our recurring segment, oh, right, because doing something would have the... yes, the senate voted on a bill that would provide a billion dollars to veterans, a bill that would provide a billion dollars to veterans to help them get jobs in law enforcement, fire departments and or federal land. the bill was affirmed by 58 senators, rejected by only 40, thus failing to pass because apparently in senate world 58 to 40 is a losing score and you eat out of your anus and [bleep] out of your ears. (laughter) leading the charge against america's fighting men, oklahoma senator tom coburn who opposes on grounds of fiscal responsibility. >> if, in fact, we're going to start addressing the bigger economic problems of this country, you got to quit playing felonious accounting with what you are doing, whi
CSPAN
Sep 19, 2012 11:00pm EDT
it carefully, and we will handle it carefully. of course, it will be help of the if the u.s. senate would ratify the law of the sea convention because we have no standing right now. >> i completely agree with that. but when i heard the term [inaudible] because the words are important, and the people who privated toward interpret it one way, and people you're privating away from because that's what privating plays interpreted so if you're an african leader, for example, or european or south america w, you're saying to a globally globally -- says something like that that causes all kinds of think tank business. and what does it mean? they like those. it keeps them employed. [inaudible] [laughter] you know, a unilateral ram pivot was . >> it does carry is rebalance, and, you know, but really the pivot sound better. [laughter] you know. but it is important. words are important and we should choose them carefully and sometimes actions should speak louder than words. >> i also want to say as a former basketball players, general jones nows about pivots. [laughter] be >> i know a lot about
CSPAN
Sep 1, 2012 9:00pm EDT
done in a cooperative, bipartisan manner. the foreign relations committees in the senate and the house were taken in the full house, and don't let anyone tell you anything else. as i have said time and time again, foreign policy should be the policy of the whole nation and not a policy of one party or the other. partisanship should start at the edge, and i continue to preach that through this whole campaign. i'd like to say a word or two now about what i think the republican philosophy is. i speak from experience. the situation in 1932 was due to the policy of the republican party control of the government of the united states. the republican party, as i said a while ago, favored the privileged few and not the common, everyday man. ever since its inception, that party has been under the control of special privileged, and they concretely proved it in the 08's congress. they proved it by the things they did to the people and not for them. they proved it by the things they failed to do. let's look at some of them, just a few. time and time again, i recommended the expansion of price
MSNBC
Sep 20, 2012 12:00am EDT
to win them back. i really don't think so. >> you know, one of the things, senator, that we saw consistently throughout the republican convention, we are seeing it tonight from mitt romney in this appearance that he's doing in florida, it's become sort of an aggregate republican message, even when he hasn't been a great messenger for it for himself. it's a really up by the bootstraps message. they've been talking about social mobility. a lot of people talking about that they didn't come from hard circumstances, but people in their family did. one or two generations back, there was hard circumstances in their family. now we see mr. romney trying to talk about his father working his way up from poor circumstances to being the the rich man he later became in life. what is the difference between the democratic message on social mobility and the republican message? are there two different bootstrap stories to tell from the two parties? >> the question is, a, do you have bootstraps? that's the first question. and then the second point, i would say, is this. mitt romney believes that a
CSPAN
Sep 12, 2012 8:00pm EDT
keep asking those questions. >> just one more question on the subject which senator -- do you think, we need a political appointee over each region, or should this rather be a civil service person? >> mr. chairman, that is, i think, really out of my lane to pine on that. the administrators are the eyes and ears of the senate because they have a great deal of input into the political appointments. on the other hand, i've always been a career employee. i have a great deal of faith in career employees too. this is not up to me to make this call. i have seen abuses each way, so -- >> sure. do you want to step in? >> i was hoping he'd answer for me. [laughter] since he didn't, i have to keep going with it, i guess. no, i think that's also one of those bias line questions to ask ourselves. how do we structure ourselves? how do you have the right level of accountability within the organization? you heard senator mccaskill make the observation that you don't install a group of folks who sit there for so long that they don't feel they don't report to anyone. that having been said, you know,
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm PDT
the united states senate in wisconsin. tommy thompson right now is losing that race. the last five polls out of wisconsin all show tommy thompson losing, including one poll out today that shows him losing by 12 points. and that was before the "milwaukee journal sentinel" today posts this video of tommy thompson this summer telling a tea party group what his plans are for medicare and also for medicaid. listen to this. >> change medicare and medicaid like i did welfare, and who better than me, that's already finished one of the entitlement programs, to come up with programs to do away with medicaid and medicare? >> who better than me, to do away with medicare? we're going to have to wait until the next round of polling in wisconsin to see how the tape of tommy thompson saying he wants to get rid of medicare affects his numbers, in a state that's already inclined against him by 12 points. what do you think the next round's going to look like. mr. thompson's democratic opponent in this senate race is named tammy baldwin. one snapshot of politics right now in this country is how the pr
PBS
Sep 4, 2012 4:00pm PDT
and we're waiting for the senate majority leader harry reid. the white vote is not something the democrats can rely on. >> not at all. white male vote is important. i mean, you can't have a convention where you just speak to everybody but white males. i mean, the democrats only get 40% or 38% of the white male votes. they need that 38 or 40%. i mean it's just like the romney campaign is striving to get into the 30's or upper 30's in the latino votes hoping to make a dent. so the other side of that judy, the white male vote which the democrats have to a percentage of. they can't write it off or somehow disregard it. >> ifill: we just heard just leaving the statement right now is the mayor of charlotte, anthony quinn of the host city but now we're going to go to the floor and listen to senate majority leader, harry reid of nevada.çç [crowd cheering] >> my name is harry reid. [crowd cheering] >> majority leader of the united states senate. i'm the senator from sensual --h light, nevada it's my pleasure to speak about barack obama a man who has brought character to the presidency
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 8:00pm PDT
there's more fallout from senator scott brown's race-baiting campaign. we'll have the latest from boston. >>> and the star of tv's "dirty jobs" gets his dirtiest job yet. >> mike rowe, as you know, well, he's a guy who has made a name for himself by doing things other people don't want to do. really ugly, dirty jobs. like standing with a politician. >> i'll explain why mike rowe was standing on the wrong stage with the wrong candidate today. >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. no republican candidate has ever lost ohio and won the presidency. mitt romney is on the verge of becoming yet another victim of this statistic. ohio's 18 electoral votes are vital to romney's chances of winning in november. if mitt romney loses ohio, he's going to have to win all six swing states where the president currently leads. the president's lead in ohio is starting to look dominant. in a fox news poll, president obama leads by seven points. a "washington post" poll puts the president up by eight points in ohio. and the most recent poll by cbs and "the new york times" has presid
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 12:00am PDT
president and for the senator brown. >> e.j., we just got a piece of an videotape in, an interview he did with nbc's ron allen. i want to play it for you and get your reaction afterwards. here it is. >> one thing you seem to have trouble convincing people of, you are the person that cares about middle class people, people are struggling. they don't see in your background and your comments the kind of empathy and understanding that could really solve their problems. >> i think people had the chance who watched our republican convention to see the lives i've had a chance to touch during my life. to understand that i served as a pastor of a congregation with people of all different backgrounds and economic circumstances. that i care very deeply about the american people and people of different socioeconomic circumstances. and i think throughout this campaign as well, we've talked about my record in massachusetts. don't forget, i got everybody in my state insured. 100% of the kids in our state have health insurance. i don't think there's anything that shows more empathy. >> "shows more em
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